April 17, 2018

Year in Architecture 2015: Benchmarks

ljx151102webArchG7AThe Central & Unser Library, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library, NM, “created a benchmark for contemporary library design responsive to specific neighborhood needs while establishing a bold cultural landmark.” CREDITS: Rohde May Keller McNamara Architects, architect; Kirk Gittings, photo.

ljx151102webArchG7BIn leased space, the Charleswood Library, Winnipeg Public Library, Man., houses a “poet tree” named Edgar, a literacy pod, and an electric fireplace, while bearing a nature theme as a nod to the area. CREDITS: LM Architectural Group, architect; Gerry Kopelow/photographics inc., photo.

ljx151102webArchG7CWithin the reading garden of the Sun Ray Library, St. Paul Public Library, grow Housetrees II, public art by Amanda Lovelee and Josh Birdsall. The library as well has a glassed-in reading area, flexible meeting rooms, an interactive children’s space, and the city’s busiest solar charging stations. CREDITS: LSE Architects, architect; Therese Scherbel, photo.


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